Rockstar Games Inc. is a video game publisher that has developed some stunning and most popular video games like the Grand Theft Auto franchise and the Red Dead series. Now, talking about the Rockstar Games Services, some of the users may get a particular error message that says Rockstar Game Services are Unavailable Right Now. So, if you’re also one of them and want to know the reason behind it and how to fix it, check this article.
For a couple of months, Rockstar Games Services become unavailable sometimes and it mostly gains a lot of user reports when the COVID-19 lockdown starts globally. Therefore, the increased number of players are trying to become online and that’s why the Rockstar Games servers went down in some cases. Meanwhile, plenty of users also has reported that they can’t connect online or the game crashes, etc.
Rockstar Game Services are Unavailable Right Now error: Fix?
Whenever users can see the error message like “game services are unavailable right now.”, it’s quite expected that the Rockstar Games servers are either in maintenance mode or facing some downtime or outages issue. In that case, you will need to visit the Rockstar Games Service Status page here in order to know either the issue is coming from the server-side or not.
But in recent days, if you’re getting the same “game services are unavailable right now” error message on your GTA Online or Red Dead Online games, then the reason is something else. After the tragic death of Mr. George Perry Floyd Jr. on May 25, 2020, in Police Custody, Rockstar Games has shut down two games in the honor and peace of George Floyd.
Black Lives Matter. To honor the legacy of George Floyd, today, 6/4/20, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET, we will be shutting down access to our online games, Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online.
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) June 4, 2020
To be very specific, the users of GTA Online and Red Dead Online may get error messages related to server and that’s not happening due to any technical issues right now. To honor the death of George Floyd, both the games were down from 2-4 pm EDT on June 4, 2020. Both the games will be back online again after the mentioned timeframe.
So, if in case, you’re still getting the same error message every time then you should check out the Rockstar Games Services status at first. In some cases, the service status page can also show everything is up and running fine. Therefore, you will need to follow some other steps in order to fix this issue completely.
- Ensure that the Windows Firewall Program isn’t preventing the GTA Online or Red Dead Online game to run properly. Add an exception of the game exe file on the Firewall program.
- Next, restart your router or modem if you’re using Wi-Fi. For the ethernet connection users, just unplug the cable and connect it again.
- Reset your PC or console if possible.
- Make sure that you’re connected to the active internet.
- You can also uninstall and reinstall the game if possible.
- Try checking available updates for graphics driver or PC/console firmware.
If none of the methods worked for you, then we will recommend you to follow the Rockstar Games Twitter handle for more updates. You can also visit the Rockstar Games support forum for additional assistance.
Till then, stay tuned for more info and comment below for further queries.